*BONUS LESSON* Staying Opportunistic


iPhone X: The Quick Guide to Great Photos + Video


Lesson Info

*BONUS LESSON* Staying Opportunistic

One of the most popular types of photographs is a landscape photo. It's the things that are all around us and I'm just sitting here, I'm at the skate park working with my friend Sorin and I look over and I see San Francisco and the skyline, the sun's getting a little bit low. I feel compelled to run over here and take a little landscape shot and I think this is a lot of the way that you know having the phone with you, you know the best camera is the one that's with you. When you have the phone with you at all times you can look up and occasionally see just a beautiful scene like the one we have now also. I'm just, I'm getting... Sorin having some water and I thought I'd run over here and grab this real quick and just run through a couple of the features. Again I'm just on photo mode here. The city's really far away so I'm gonna go in on the 2X zoom which is that other that other telephoto lens. I'm gonna wipe off my lens here just in case 'cause my fingers have been on it a little bit.

Now in this case when I'm in at that 2X telephoto lens, I'm gonna zoom in just a little bit. I'm gonna frame. I just like it really, really simple right at the bottom. It's really just a silhouette right now. And I'm gonna hold it real still. You can see the camera focusing a little bit. Just that tip of the bridge there. Nice. So a couple of things worth noting that when you have, this is where that telephoto, the stabilized version of this telephoto lens that's in the iPhone 10 really comes in handy. Because when you're zoomed in you've seen it in past versions of other phones where it's really jittery. Well it has optical image stabilization built in. That means there's this, it stabilizes the lens when you're zoomed all the way in. That'll allow you to hold it really, really still. And technology offsets our jittery hands and will allow you to get a really good, clean capture. And again, it's not, you know it's not gonna win any awards but I just look up. I'm inspired by that skyline that I look at all the time. I'm gonna tap on that where I want that exposure and the focus point. Just take a couple of photos there. Perfect.

Class Description

News flash! What once required a $10,000 pro camera can now be achieved with the camera in your phone...and the best thing about that camera is that it’s always with you! BUT...the reality for most people is that they’re not getting the best results with their phone, primarily because they’re missing just a handful of key tips & tricks. That’s the purpose of this short, but fun and impactful class.

So - you want to take better photos with your phone? This class is for you. Whether you’ve got the new iPhone X or some other camera phone, this class will unlock your potential to create great looking photos and videos with the touch of a button. In particular this class covers:

  • Using natural light to capture indoor and outdoor portraits
  • Simple posing and light considerations for kids, adults, families or group photos
  • Techniques for capturing those fleeting, candid moments
  • Simple tricks for capturing great action photos of fast-moving subjects
  • Tips for capturing gorgeous landscape and cityscape photos in different lighting conditions
  • Utilizing the newest features to capture gorgeous 4k video and Slo-Mo
  • How and when to use different lenses built into your iPhone, optical and digital zoom
  • Making your photos look great with simple post processing tips, filters and tools native to iOS / iPhone
  • A tour of key iPhone X features that will help you make the most of the new technology
  • ...and bonus materials

And who better to teach this class than Chase Jarvis. Chase is widely recognized as one of the most influential photographers of the past decade and has long been a pioneer in mobile photography where he created the world’s first book of mobile photos and popularized the saying “the best camera is the one that’s with you". In his down-to-earth style Chase gives you just the right amount of instruction to help you capture amazing portraits, action photos, landscapes and videos. This class goes through various real-life scenarios that ultimately will get anyone with a mobile phone shooting pictures they are excited to share.


Suze Piat

Awesome class, full of great tips. I don't have the iPhoneX yet, but found the class really useful and cool! Plus, it was nice to see you Chase! (and hearing that phrase again, from the time of "Best Camera", your great app that I used and loved!). Thank you!

JB Minton

This is a fantastic kick start to giving you the fundamentals and inspiration to pick up your phone and start documenting the beauty around you, every day. Taking photos has become my favorite social expression now, given that I can do it without getting into politics or descending into the negative energy that infest social media. Taking photos can be 100% inspirational and positive and this course is a great beginning to makin that happen. Chase is a great instructor and you will walk away with more knowledge than you came in with. Perfect length of course also! Loved it!

Nicole Abate Ducarroz

WOW! Just Wow! This class was not only very informative but also entertaining and kept moving right along. I loved how Chase teaches and would take a class from him any day. It was organized, yet very casual and natural. It was relevant and applied to not only iPhone X users but all iPhones too. I LOVED this class! Thank you!